Though he gained fame in baseball, the late, great Lou Brock never pushed the sport on his friend Jake Eversole.
Vikings teammate Hoskins cracks the Class 3A honorable mention list.
BHRA's Tidwell, Iroquois West's McMillan were honorable mention picks in their respective classes.
The Tuscola junior guard is our All-Area Player of the Year, and the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't caused his basketball passion to wane.
Mandrell's Comets earned a league championship and gave their coach a milestone victory along the way.
The LeRoy boys and the girls of Danville, Sullivan, Tri-County, Salt Fork and Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond all had their team listed in the last rankings of the season.
Coach Harry Combes' team — which included Ted Beach, Earl Harrison and Fred Major as players — won the state tournament 75 years ago today.
Mandrell's Comets captured the Vermilion Valley Conference regular-season title last Monday, also securing Mandrell his 500th career coaching victory.
Colin Likas covers Illinois football and high school sports at The News-Gazette. He can be reached at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @clikasNG.
Three local girls' basketball programs each moved up one position in their respective Associated Press polls, which were released Tuesday.
'I asked if they’d be willing to give them up for Senior Night so that all seniors would be able to bring more guests. They didn’t hesitate to say yes.'